The International Red Cross assessed damaged in Haiti on Saturday after Hurricane Sandy swept across the Caribbean and headed toward the U.S. coast.
Hurricane Sandy caused massive flooding, bringing misery to already ramshackle neighbourhoods around Port-au-Prince. The storm killed at least 16.
“The Red Cross is here this morning to make an assessment of the extent of the damage, what the population will need in the next couple of days. I am sure that we will have to distribute hygiene kits, blankets,” International Red Cross worker France Hurtubise told Reuters Television.
The hurricane now poses a menacing threat to the U.S. East Coast.
Forecasters warned the late-season storm could combine with a polar air mass near the United States, potentially producing a highly unusual and potent storm that could wreak havoc along the U.S. East Coast.